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Legislation Introduced in Congress to End Horse Soring
by Edited Press Release | Jun 28, 2021
The bill has bipartisan support and is co-sponsored by nearly half the U.S. Senate.Read More
Navigating the Haze of CBD Legalities in Equine Practice
by Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc | Jan 12, 2021
CBD is becoming increasingly popular. However, a veterinarian turned attorney warns equine practitioners to tread cautiously when it comes to discussing CBD products with clients.Read More
Read This Before You Buy Your First Horse
by Rachel Kosmal McCart | May 21, 2020
Buying a horse is a lot like buying a used car. Both take a lot of research, plus some experience and smart buying strategies, to make a purchase you’ll be happy with. Use this guide and tips, developed by equine legal experts, to get prepared for your first horse.Read More
Horse Boarding Barn Best Practices
by Alayne Blickle | May 10, 2020
Two boarding barn operators offer practical management tips for individuals who run (or plan to someday run) boarding businesses.Read More
Suit Seeks Removal of Allegedly Maltreated Horses From California Sanctuary
by Pat Raia | Dec 17, 2019
Authorities have removed 44 horses from the California Equine Rescue Foundation, but 20 remain on the property, according to an Animal Legal Defense Fund statement.Read More
After the PACT Act
by Pat Raia | Dec 5, 2019
The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act amends federal criminal code to prohibit intentional animal cruelty acts when they occur during interstate commerce or on federal property. Here’s what that means for local law enforcement.Read More
Horse Farm-Sitting Peace of Mind
by Rachel Kosmal McCart | Mar 5, 2019
What should be included in a liability contract for farm sitters?Read More
Setting Goals for Managing Your Horse Property
by Alayne Blickle | Dec 29, 2018
Winter is a great time for planning. Here are some tips for planning, prioritizing, and tackling your “to do” list.Read More
Farm Bill Boosts Protection for Horses
by Pat Raia | Dec 20, 2018
Women whose horses have been harmed in domestic violence-related incidents will be able to seek restitution for veterinary care once the Pet and Women Safety Act, which is part of the Farm Bill approved by the full Senate last week, is signed into law.Read More
Horse is Suing His Former Owner for Neglect
by Pat Raia | Aug 16, 2018
If successful, the case will be the first to establish that animals have the legal right to sue their alleged abusers in court.Read More
Bill Would Stop Those Convicted of Animal Cruelty From Getting Guns
by Pat Raia | Jul 18, 2018
Anyone convicted of misdemeanor animal cruelty would be prohibited from legally obtaining a firearm if legislation recently introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives is passed.Read More
Registration Open for 2018 AHC National Issues Forum
by American Horse Council | Mar 31, 2018
The American Horse Council (AHC) 2018 Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum will take place June 10–13 in Washington D.C.Read More